- 2013 Rates 1 - Acension Bay/Boca Paila $540 per 2 anglers with transfer. 2 - Isla Holbox $540 per day for 2 anglers with transfer. 3 - Isla Blanca/Cancun is $375 per day with transfer from Cancun.
Number of guestsEach trip is booked per 1 or 2 anglers with a guide. You may share a transfer with other anglers.
Pesca Maya Day Trips
Ascension Bay/Boca Paila Ascension Bay/Boca Paila
This is the best area to flats fish if you are staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya. The guides will choose the area to fish according to your preference and weather conditions. If you are a beginner or if it’s your first time fly fishing, they will primarily target schools with small bonefish (1–2 pounds). Because the school is easier to see, you can cast close to the school edge and they will compete for your flies (most times). When your eyes get used to seeing bonefish swimming or tailing and you become comfortable casting in the wind, the guide will work the flats, positioning the wind on your back helping you to spot the fish. Wind protection is one of the great advantages of this area. They typically find protected flats or lagoons where you can see and cast at bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracuda and other species. Fishing is year around. Driving time ranges from 2 to 3 hours.
Their guide Enrique has been guiding in the Isla Blanca and Cancun area for over 12 years. He is one of the longest full-time guides in the area and has been fishing these waters since he was a little kid. You will be in good hands with him; he is known for his patience, passion for the sport, and never-ending effort to find fish for people.
Baby Tarpon and Snook can be found year round in the Cancun and Isla Blanca area. If you're looking for Bonefish, the summer months are the most productive. For those who are after Permit, Isla Blanca is the way to go with large numbers of fish showing up in the peak months of May through August. Other species available are barracuda, snappers, jacks, sea trout and ladyfish. The area is rarely fished and a lot of the water is so shallow that commercial fishing boats can not enter the area. Fishing is out of a custom 18-foot Panga with a 40hp Yamaha four-stroke engine. These Pangas can be poled in less than ten inches of water. The launch point is 30 to 45 minutes from the Cancun Hotel Zone.
Isla Holbox located on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is blessed with one of the world's outstanding tarpon habitats. Holbox is a small and pristine island with beautiful white sand beaches, surrounded by a magnificent turquoise colored sea. The Tarpon fishing is year round, but most of the giants have been landed during the summer months. Here in the shallow mangrove flats you will find abundant baby tarpon and snook throughout the year. But is the migratory fish that make Holbox a unique flyfishing destination.
You will be transfered from Cancun by the Pesca Maya driver to the village of Chiquila. It is at the far northern side of the peninsula approximately 2+ hours drive from Cancun. In Chiquila, you will be greeted by your guide and taken by boat (a 20 minute ride) across the Yalahau lagoon to the fishing sites.